DBAB Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2010 after Mrs. Kim Cantey Davis, experienced bullying first-hand. Her daughter also experienced bullying at a young age, and as a parent, she decided to do something about it. With a strong background in theater and vocal performance, Kim merged her craft and passion to give the silenced a voice and wrote a stage play that would change the way children learn and think about bullying. She knew then that there was a need for community programs that promoted positive learning experiences in safe environments where children could thrive socially and academically without being afraid. Kim’s vision of the stage plays birth into what is now The Don't Be A Bully Foundation, Inc. and in the last 8 years as CEO & Founder, she has lifted her organization to impressive heights. Over time she has facilitated and maintained DBAB’s partnerships with four county public library systems, gained endorsement as an official Partner in Education within the Cobb County School District, and has guided her passion to bring about results that have received national and local recognition from HLN and CBS 46 Atlanta. As a philanthropist, founder, and breast cancer survivor, Kim currently
spends her time living out her lifelong mission to restore self-esteem & self-love in women and children while educating her community on how they can never be silenced if they unite to Speak Up and Speak Out.
Along her side supporting her vision and helping to implement the mission of DBAB, Inc. is her husband of 23 years, Terry Davis, and daughter Symone Cantey Gerren. Terry is a retired Network Specialist from IBM of 24 years from IBM and a Business Owner. In 2013, after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Theater from Georgia State University, Symone became DBAB’s, Program Director. Using her years of experience as a Behavioral Youth Counselor, Symone helped to develop programs that would inspire and transform the lives of youth. As she serviced the homeless and foster youth student population at Kennesaw State University in the Counseling and Psychological Services office, Symone went on to continue her education at the University of Georgia, where she earned her Master of Clinical Social Work. Currently, she serves the community as a Licensed Master Social Worker and Program Director for Next Gen.
Kim and Symone's love for both performing arts and youth advocacy makes them a passionate mother-and-daughter duo as they push to educate and motivate our community and children to cease bullying and youth violence.